The main thing I've learned in all the searches I've done, is that there will always be a mystery or two that we haven't solved yet! That in itself makes the study even more fun. Just wondering what's around the next corner, ya know?
The London hammer – a tool older than history
The next is of the wood turning to coal...
In June 1936 (or 1934 according to some accounts), Max Hahn and his wife Emma were on a walk when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel. Ironically, what they found within seemed to be an archaic hammer of sorts. A team of archaeologists checked it, and as it turns out, the rock encasing the hammer was dated back more than 400 million year; the hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. Additionally, a section of the handle has begun the transformation to coal. Creationists, of course, were all over this. The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without an assist from modern technology.
How's that for something to ponder over this week? Certainly will give the ol' grey matter a workout, don't ya think?
Let's have our coffee on the patio this morning. It's dry and just a little hot, but we won't melt (I hope!).